BBC Earth - These microscopic mites live on your face
We all seem to have Demodex mites living on our faces. Far from being harmful, these uninvited guests could reveal our evolutionary history...
Measles Vaccination Saves You From More Than Measles
Here's another reason to get vaccinated against measles - researchers have found the measles virus makes kids' immune systems "forget" most of what they have learned, leaving children vulnerable to ot...
Bacterial Biofilms Beat Teflon in Repelling Liquids
Slimy mats of bacteria called biofilms may be the most liquid-repellent materials in nature, researchers have discovered. “There are a few man-made materials that can perform better, and they have to ...
Biofilm - What Are Bacterial Biofilms? A Six Minute Montage
This is a six-minute video clip: a four minute montage of clips from early interviews with biofilm researchers, then a 3D animation showing the life cycle ...
BBC Earth - These microscopic mites live on your face
We all seem to have Demodex mites living on our faces. Far from being harmful, these uninvited guests could reveal our evolutionary history...
Measles Vaccination Saves You From More Than Measles
Here's another reason to get vaccinated against measles - researchers have found the measles virus makes kids' immune systems "forget" most of what they have learned, leaving children vulnerable to ot...
Exoelectrogen
An exoelectrogen normally refers to a microorganism that has the ability to transfer electrons extracellularly. While exoelectrogen is the predominant name, other terms have been used: electrochemical...
Exoelectrogen - Wikipedia
Sterility assurance level
Sterility assurance level (SAL) is the probability of a single unit being non-sterile after it has been subjected to sterilization.For example, medical device manufacturers design their sterilization ...
Thermal death time
Thermal death time is a concept used to determine how long it takes to kill a specific bacteria at a specific temperature. It was originally developed for food canning and has found applications in co...
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a Gram-positive bacterium, and one of over 40 species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of the normal human flora, typically the skin flora, and less comm...
Staphylococcus epidermidis - Wikipedia
Microbial mat
A microbial mat is a multi-layered sheet of microorganisms, mainly bacteria and archaea. Microbial mats grow at interfaces between different types of material, mostly on submerged or moist surfaces, b...
Microbial mat - Wikipedia
McIntosh and Filde's anaerobic jar
McIntosh and Filde's anaerobic jar is an instrument used in the production of an anaerobic environment. This method of anaerobiosis as others is used to culture bacteria which die or fail to grow in p...
Hemolysis (microbiology)
Hemolysis (or haemolysis in British English) is the breakdown of red blood cells. The ability of bacterial colonies to induce hemolysis when grown on blood agar is used to classify certain microorgani...
Hemolysis (microbiology) - Wikipedia
Subculture (biology)
In biology, a subculture is a new cell or microbiological culture made by transferring some or all cells from a previous culture to fresh growth medium. This action is called subculturing or passaging...
Horizontal gene transfer
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) refers to the transfer of genes between organisms in a manner other than traditional reproduction. Also termed lateral gene transfer (LGT), it contrasts with vertical tr...
Horizontal gene transfer - Wikipedia
Colony-forming unit
In microbiology, colony-forming unit (CFU) is a rough estimate of the number of viable bacteria or fungal cells in a sample. Viable is defined as the ability to multiply via binary fission under the c...
Colony-forming unit - Wikipedia
Bacterial Biofilms Beat Teflon in Repelling Liquids
Slimy mats of bacteria called biofilms may be the most liquid-repellent materials in nature, researchers have discovered. “There are a few man-made materials that can perform better, and they have to ...
CFU-Baso
CFU-Baso is a colony forming unit. that gives rise to basophils. Some sources use the term "CFU-Bas".
CFU-Baso - Wikipedia
Cell adhesion
Cell adhesion is the binding of a cell to a surface or substrate, such as an extracellular matrix of another cell. Adhesion occurs from the action of proteins, called cell adhesion molecules, or somet...
Cell adhesion - Wikipedia
Microbiological culture
A microbiological culture, or microbial culture, is a method of multiplying microbial organisms by letting them reproduce in predetermined culture media under controlled laboratory conditions. Microbi...
Microbiological culture - Wikipedia
Total viable organism
Total viable organism (or TVO) is a term used in microbiology to quantify the amount of microorganisms present in a sample. Each sample is usually cultured on a variety of agar plates (petri dishes) ...
Strain (biology)
In biology, a strain is a low-level taxonomic rank used in three related ways.
A strain is a genetic variant or subtype of a micro-organism (e.g., virus or bacterium or fungus). For example, a "fl...
Bacterial lawn
Bacterial lawn is a term used by microbiologists to describe the appearance of bacterial colonies when all the individual colonies on a petri-dish agar plate merge to form a field or mat of bacteria. ...
Bacterial lawn - Wikipedia
Biofilm
A biofilm is any group of microorganisms in which cells stick to each other on a surface. These adherent cells are frequently embedded within a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substanc...
Biofilm - Wikipedia
CFU-GM
CFU-GM (or "GMP", for "granulocyte-macrophage progenitor") is a colony forming unit. It is derived from CFU-GEMM.The "GM" stands for "granulocyte, monocyte".It is the precursor for monoblasts and myel...
CFU-GM - Wikipedia
Quorum sensing
Quorum sensing is a system of stimulae and response correlated to population density. Many species of bacteria use quorum sensing to coordinate gene expression according to the density of their local ...
Quorum sensing - Wikipedia
Biofilm factory
The term biofilm factory was first introduced in 2006, it describes the use of microbial biofilms for chemical production. Microorganisms in nature can produce many different chemicals via fermentati...
Flora (microbiology)
A microbiota is "the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space". Joshua Lederberg coined the term, emphasising the importance of mi...
Flora (microbiology) - Wikipedia
Skin flora
The skin flora, more properly referred to as the skin microbiota, are the microorganisms which reside on the skin. Most research has been upon those that reside upon the 2 square metres of human skin,...
Skin flora - Wikipedia
Microbial intelligence
Microbial intelligence (popularly known as bacterial intelligence) is the intelligence shown by microorganisms. The concept encompasses complex adaptive behaviour shown by single cells, and altruistic...